An economic analysis of national reconstruction at gunpoint

An economic analysis of national reconstruction at gunpoint Rev Austrian Econ (2008) 21:341–347 DOI 10.1007/s11138-008-0041-9 An economic analysis of national reconstruction at gunpoint Review Essay on After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, by Christopher J. Coyne (Stanford University Press, 2008) Robert Higgs Published online: 16 February 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Can USA or other Western military forces establish self-sustaining liberal democracy in a country with a different type of politico-economic order? US government leaders believe they can do so, or so it appears, if we may judge by the dozens of attempts they have made since the late nineteenth century. From the Spanish– American War to the present wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, USA, British, and other Western leaders, relying on military force, have undertaken to remake defeated, subjugated, occupied, or colonized societies into market-oriented, democratically governed, rule-of-law systems. In the great majority of cases, these attempts have failed. In After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008), Christopher J. Coyne brings economic analysis to bear in explaining why this quest so often fails. He also points the way toward a policy stance more likely to meet with success. Coyne defines his terms early on. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Review of Austrian Economics Springer Journals

An economic analysis of national reconstruction at gunpoint

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Economics; Public Finance; Political Science; History of Economic Thought/Methodology
ISSN
0889-3047
eISSN
1573-7128
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11138-008-0041-9
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Rev Austrian Econ (2008) 21:341–347 DOI 10.1007/s11138-008-0041-9 An economic analysis of national reconstruction at gunpoint Review Essay on After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, by Christopher J. Coyne (Stanford University Press, 2008) Robert Higgs Published online: 16 February 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Can USA or other Western military forces establish self-sustaining liberal democracy in a country with a different type of politico-economic order? US government leaders believe they can do so, or so it appears, if we may judge by the dozens of attempts they have made since the late nineteenth century. From the Spanish– American War to the present wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, USA, British, and other Western leaders, relying on military force, have undertaken to remake defeated, subjugated, occupied, or colonized societies into market-oriented, democratically governed, rule-of-law systems. In the great majority of cases, these attempts have failed. In After War: The Political Economy of Exporting Democracy (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008), Christopher J. Coyne brings economic analysis to bear in explaining why this quest so often fails. He also points the way toward a policy stance more likely to meet with success. Coyne defines his terms early on.

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The Review of Austrian EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 16, 2008

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